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grox13


Aug 25, 2009, 10:07 AM

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A week in Baja. Crossing at TJ in my car. What documentation do I need?

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My Mexican wife gets to go home for the first time sense we were married in July 2008! For us, the immigration procedure was quick and painless and now, we finally have the chance to visit family and friends in Mexico.

However, I'm not sure what documentation we'll need to cross the border in our car and spend a week in and around the Northern Baja.

Thanks in advance!

Greg


(This post was edited by grox13 on Aug 25, 2009, 10:39 AM)



Huchepo

Aug 25, 2009, 9:34 PM

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Re: [grox13] A week in Baja. Crossing at TJ in my car. What documentation do I need?

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Greg, Baja is a zona fronteriza, so coming into Baja from CA, you won't need to show any id per se. It would be wise to check with your car insurer to see if it covers you in Baja, some US plans include coverage within a certain distance from the border. If not, you can purchase a temporary coverage plan in san ysidro. Going back to the states, your wife will need to have her B1 visa and passport with her, and you will need your passport. Although I have been told that many people are still just crossing into the states with their CA driver's license, you should have your passport or the new passport card with you.


BajaGringo


Aug 26, 2009, 10:40 AM

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Re: [grox13] A week in Baja. Crossing at TJ in my car. What documentation do I need?

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Bring your US passport and your wife's passport / laser visa. Make sure your car has current registration (some Baja cops look for expired tags as an excuse to stop), car insurance to cover you in Mexico and plans to have a good time. Congratulations on getting your wife's paperwork done!


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grox13


Aug 27, 2009, 9:41 AM

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Re: [BajaGringo] A week in Baja. Crossing at TJ in my car. What documentation do I need?

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Thanks guys! All seems pretty simple.


chicois8

Aug 28, 2009, 9:03 PM

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Congratulations, I believe you should have an FMT since your stay is more than 72 hours ( changes frequently) and if you read the fine print in your auto insurance there probably is a clause addressing this subject...suerte
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